Perfect for pasta bakes, pasta salads, or to soak up a creamy pasta sauce - find a plentiful supply of penne pasta recipes to try.
This is a quick and easy dish of chicken and pasta tossed in a creamy pesto and Parmesan cheese sauce. If you are trying to reduce calories, you could substitute chicken stock for half of the cream.
This is a great vegetarian pasta dish with healthy vegetables and a creamy sauce with white wine and garlic.
I recently discovered that cream cheese makes a delicious creamy sauce for pasta when mixed with chicken stock. Add chunks of chicken, spinach leaves, tomatoes and whatever pasta you like and you'll have dinner ready in under half an hour!
Mini meatballs are cooked gently in a rich tomato sauce, then combined with penne and cheese and baked till warm and bubbly. Kids will especially love this dish, but it's an all-round family pleaser for sure. Perfect to prepare up to 24 hours in advance, then bake when ready. Cut leftovers in portions and freeze for the week!
Passed down from my mum from a friend of my dad's, the late Mark Lasey. They went round for a dinner after the pub one night and all he had was mushrooms, onions, minced beef, baked beans and pasta that could have gone together as a dish. The dish was a success and we have now perfected it as a favourite family dish and have named it Laseyona after my dad's dear friend.
We always have loads of sausages left after a weekend bbq, and this is a great way of 'wow'-ing them up into something exciting.
This hearty, colourful and very nutritious main dish is perfect for an easy mid-week meal, and can be rustled up quickly from store-cupboard ingredients. Serve with a green salad.
Aubergine adds a lovely flavour and texture to this hearty vegetarian pasta dish that is topped with a crisp layer of breadcrumbs and Parmesan. The rich tomato sauce could be made in advance, then the dish can be quickly assembled and baked when you wish. Serve with a green side salad.
This is an easy simple recipe, you can cook for your family in no time. You can use a packet of chorizo form the market, but I like to buy from the butcher.
Delicious beef and pork meatballs baked with pasta in a white wine mushroom sauce with a breadcrumb topping.